Susan Williams Gifford Third Assistant Minority Leader

R Wareham
Susan Williams Gifford

Addresses

State House
Room 124
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2100
Fax: 617-722-2848
Email: Susan.Gifford@mahouse.gov
District Office
191 Main Street, Suite 213F
Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: 508-295-5999
Fax: 508-295-5993
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
HD216 For legislation to require post secondary institutions to inform students of their right to call their parents and their right to an attorney in the event of a disciplinary hearing that may result in expulsion
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD448 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD449 For legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement
HD457 For legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD520 Relative to a sales tax exemption for the sale of used books and other items sold by libraries for fundraising purposes
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
HD554 Relative to establishing a department of environmental protection appeals board
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD739 Relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units
HD755 For legislation to provide four additional assistant clerks in Plymouth County
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD935 For legislation to prohibit disciplinary actions by employers on employees serving as volunteer emergency responders
HD935 For legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans
SD951 For legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts.
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD995 For legislation to establish the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program
HD998 Relative to regional stabilization funds
SD1009 For legislation relative to local impacts of enacted legislation
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
HD1013 For legislation to provide bonus aid to newly formed regional school districts
HD1017 Relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts
SD1102 For legislation relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints.
SD1103 For legislation to promote and advance motorcycle safety
SD1128 For legislation to assess the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs.
HD1167 Relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1249 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
HD1261 That rental car companies provide renters with the ability to return a vehicle anytime on a Saturday or Sunday to any rental company branch office
HD1269 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD1274 That jury duty be made optional for legally blind persons
HD1277 Relative to mosquito control and aerial spraying
HD1285 Relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education
HD1293 Relative to the disclosure of relations to state employees by candidates for employment
HD1295 Relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls
HD1297 For legislation to require parental consent on sex education in public schools
HD1299 Relative to taxes generated by charitable raffles and bazaars
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
HD1331 Relative to the penalties associated with moving violations
HD1344 Relative to towing and storage of a motor vehicle
HD1360 Relative to penalties for the crime of impersonating police officers and other officials
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
HD1527 For legislation to require that certain legislation enacted by the General Court and approved by the Governor contain fiscal notes or local mandate statements
HD1567 An Act relative to preventing death by drug overdose
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
SD1652 For legislation relative to deeds excise receipts
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1745 For legislation relative to sewer commissioners in the town of Wareham.
SD1746 For legislation relative to the Community Events Fund in the town of Wareham.
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
SD1765 For legislation to clarify procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.
SD1766 For legislation relative to naming the Plymouth Trial Court in honor of Senate President Therese Murray.
SD1767 Relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund.
HD1772 For legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1951 For legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic
HD1955 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the unemployment benefit eligibility system
HD1965 For legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2068 Relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints
HD2195 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to review security and safety procedures in the State House and courthouses
HD2229 Relative to holding habitual, violent offenders responsible for simultaneous crimes
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2237 That the Department of Housing and Community Development allow preference to veterans from other community over a local residents
HD2238 For legislation to exempt certain persons who are part of the curatorship program within state parks from paying real estate property taxes
HD2240 Relative to notices to notaries public and justices of the peace prior to the expiration of their commissions
HD2243 For legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law
HD2250 For legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority
HD2251 Relative to increasing penalties for hit and runs with recreational vehicles
HD2254 Relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities
HD2256 Relative to the foundation funding of special education
HD2258 Relative to the penalty for knowingly colliding with and leaving the scene of a snow or recreation vehicle accident that results in causing bodily injury resulting in death
HD2260 Relative the pay of first responders out of work due to needle stick injuries suffered in the line of duty
HD2261 That costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year
HD2263 That current employee and retiree health care costs shall be included in the calculation of the foundation budget for school districts
HD2265 For legislation to impose a fine for public officials in noncompliance with allowing access to public records
HD2266 Relative to the property tax deferral program
HD2268 For legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification
HD2270 For legislation to require physicians and physicians assistants to certify being trained in eating disorders when applying to renew their licenses
HD2273 Relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education
HD2289 For legislation to exempt energy efficiency projects from certain sales tax and wage laws
HD2315 Relative to allowing physicians to retain a person administered naloxone when deemed medically necessary
HD2325 Relative to parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2334 For legislation to enhance enforcement of laws banning the delivering drugs or articles to prisoners in correctional institutions or jails.
HD2366 Relative to charter school renewal
HD2369 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 15 and August 16, 2015
HD2370 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 13 and August 14, 2016
HD2372 Relative to parental options of enrolling children in elective courses involving sexual education rather than opting out of mandatory courses
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2374 Relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam
HD2376 For legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives prior to making appropriations from the Stabilization Fund
HD2377 Relative to the taxation of trucks, tractors, trailers, and railcars that transport people or goods in interstate commerce
HD2378 Relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues
HD2381 Relative to exempting municipalities from the gas tax
HD2383 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning performance-based funding for public institutions of higher education
HD2384 Relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program in the public system of higher education
HD2387 For legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount
HD2402 For legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2405 Relative to the curriculum frameworks for the core subjects established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD2406 Relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes
HD2407 Relative to calculations of interest for refunds issued by the Department of Revenue
HD2408 Relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide
HD2409 Relative to the establishment of a tax amnesty program
HD2411 Relative to authorizing the courts of the Commonwealth to establish a system of juvenile restitution
HD2412 Relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations
HD2413 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2414 That schools be required to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of anaphylactic emergencies
HD2415 Relative to the online enticement of children
HD2416 Relative to the crime of incest
HD2417 Relative to the liability of persons transporting operators of motor vehicles arrested for drunk driving
HD2418 Relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases
HD2421 For legislation to authorize the Division of Victim Compensation and Assistance to monitor profits from criminal activities of incarcerated persons
HD2424 For legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development
HD2426 Relative to the crime of failing to notify law enforcement officials of a missing or deceased child
HD2427 That persons charged with the commission of felonies be required to submit DNA samples
HD2428 Relative to the establishment of a task force (including members of the General Court) to study use of the Internet by sex offenders
HD2431 Relative to protecting children from domestic violence
HD2439 Relative to the penalties for certain crimes against public peace
HD2443 Relative to access to state funded counsel during sex offender classification hearings
HD2449 Relative to the release of sex offender information to certain victims
HD2548 For legislation to establishing the Assawompset Pond Complex flood management district commission
HD2569 Relative to the regulation of trade by the establishment of a uniform trade secrets act
HD2570 Relative to work requirements for public assistance recipients
HD2571 Relative to a study of the economic impact of the increased minimum wage
HD2572 For legislation to change the definition of a Gateway City
HD2573 For legislation to create a task force to study the impact and benefits of the additional funding for gateway cities
HD2574 For legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to be known as the Massachusetts minimum creditable coverage advisory commission to investigate and study various aspects of health insurance in the Commonwealth
HD2575 Relative to unemployment insurance benefits for seasonal businesses
HD2576 For legislation to require a waiting period for the implementation of new taxes
HD2579 Relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption
HD2580 Relative to death certificates
HD2585 Relative to the earned income tax credit
HD2590 Relative to establishing a commission to study copayments
HD2600 Relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis
HD2607 Relative to campaign financing and reporting
HD2616 For legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote
HD2618 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
HD2620 Relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors
HD2621 Relative to the equitable assessment of banking fees imposed on accounts for personal, family or household purposes
HD2623 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2625 Relative to the withholding of rents and the establishment of rent escrow accounts by tenants for code violations by landlords
HD2628 Relative to public housing restrictions
HD2630 That cities and towns be authorized to increase the density of property zoned for residential usage to provide additional affordable housing units
HD2632 For legislation to expedite the permitting process for housing
HD2633 Relative to affordable housing and the preservation of community water resources
HD2638 Relative to seat belts on school buses
HD2666 For legislation to require local housing authorities to deny certain convicted sex offenders access to state-subsidized public housing facilities
HD2667 For legislation to further regulate certain restrictions on housing development or building permits under zoning ordinances in cities and towns
HD2668 Relative to defining family health coverage and individual health coverage for public employees
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2683 For legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth
HD2688 For legislation to prohibits the use of “union-only” requirements in public construction
HD2689 For legislation to require authorities mandating a project labor agreement to report to the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means
HD2690 Relative to political contributions by investment advisors doing business with public entities
HD2692 For legislation to repeal the law restricting the privatization of certain governmental functions
HD2694 For legislation to direct the State Auditor to conduct annual audits of credit cards issued on behalf of state agencies
HD2696 For legislation to prohibit access for convicted level 2 or level 3 sex offenses to certain public housing subsidized by the Commonwealth
HD2711 For legislation to further regulate campaign contributions to political committees and candidates for legislative and state-wide elections
HD2712 For legislation to eliminate limited public financing of campaigns for state-wide elective office
HD2714 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the implications of cashing out of the public disability retirement system
HD2718 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to changing the fee structure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to “pay per stop”, so-called
HD2720 For legislation to require each executive agency to post relevant Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) on said agency's website
HD2721 Relative electronic automobile insurance charges
HD2749 Relative to the issuance of tenant/host brewer licenses for the purpose of producing and packaging beer
HD2786 Relative to preventing highway access to emergency vehicles
HD2788 Relative to manslaughter caused while protesting or blocking highway or roadway access
HD2839 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study (including members of the General Court) on low and moderate income housing qualifications and recertification
HD2854 Relative to independent contractors
HD2860 For the imposition of a moratorium on the enactment of new mandated health benefits
HD2864 Relative to cities or towns establishing qualified consultants
HD2907 That the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations
HD2924 That employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits
HD2925 Relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services
HD2928 Relative to the student entrepreneurial development and economic investment fund
HD2930 Relative to trespassing or loitering on school grounds
HD2953 For legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain "Energy Star" products, so-called
HD2957 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of producer responsibility laws related to the manufacture and post-consumer management of certain products
HD2958 For legislation to establish a voluntary accelerated energy efficiency rebate pilot program within the Department of Public Utilities
HD2960 Relative to the cost of electricity for ratepayers
HD2962 Relative to excusing certain sole owners of businesses from jury service
HD2963 Relative to the approval of sewer disposal systems which have been installed for less than three years
HD3006 For legislation to prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within 500 feet of a school bus stop
HD3013 Relative to prohibiting level 3 sex offenders from residing together
HD3031 Relative to parole supervision for life
HD3045 Relative to mandatory post-release supervision
HD3056 Relative to repeat offenders
HD3124 An Act relative to equitable parking for motorcycles
HD3131 Providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations
HD3153 An Act relative to civics education
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3194 For legislation to waive the fee for legal custodians to obtain the criminal record information of certain childcare providers
HD3205 For the establishment of a task force (including members of the General Court) to investigate short and long-term solutions to preserving and strengthening the cranberry industry
HD3213 Relative to requiring that the health care cost growth benchmark shall be equal to the growth rate of potential gross state product
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3508 Relative to the penalties for protests intentionally blocking or preventing access to a public roadway or highway
HD3532 Relative to requiring the teaching of civics in all public elementary and high schools in the Commonwealth
HD3549 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum
HD3551 For legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations

Education & Public Service

  • St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, Michigan
  • Western Michigan University, B.A.
  • Wareham Board of Selectmen (1999-2002)
  • Mass. House (2003-Present)
Second Plymouth, Consisting of Carver; Middleborough: Precincts 3, 6; Wareham.